Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A GOLD Map to Personalized Care

Monday, October 30, 2017
5:30 AM – 7:00 AM

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9
Room: Grand East Room

Brian W. Carlin, MD, FCCP, FAARC, MAACVPR (Chair)
Sleep Medicine and Lung Health Consultants
Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates
Pittsburgh, PA

Donald A. Mahler, MD, FCCP
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH
Director of Respiratory Services
Valley Regional Hospital
Claremont, NH
This symposium is not sponsored, endorsed, or accredited by the American College of Chest Physicians.
This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. 
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of physicians specializing in pulmonology. It may also benefit other healthcare providers involved in or interested in the care of patients with COPD, including primary care practitioners, such as general physicians, family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners (NPs), and PAs.
Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Recognize early signs and symptoms that warrant further evaluation to differentially diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Categorize patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to disease severity, as recommended by current GOLD strategies.
  • Select appropriate pharmacotherapy for patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease based on patient, disease, and medication characteristics.
  • Choose a medication delivery device for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that accords with patient needs, preferences, and capabilities.
5:30 AM – 6:00 AM         Registration and Complimentary Buffet Breakfast
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM         Clinical Program
  • COPD Evaluation: GOLD 2017 Practice Changes
  • GOLD 2017 Approach to Individualized COPD Treatment
  • Q & A
Physician Accreditation Statement
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation Statement
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PA Continuing Education
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
Disclosure of Commercial Support
This educational activity is supported by educational grants from GlaxoSmithKline and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
In accordance with ACCME requirements on disclosure, information about relationships with commercial interests (if any) for anyone contributing to content development will be included in materials distributed at the time of the activity. 
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